The 1987 cult classic horror-comedy “Street Trash” will be rebooted by “Fried Barry” director Ryan Kruger. Cineverse has recently acquired all North American rights for the project.
The original film is directed by Jim Muro, who also co-wrote the script with Roy Frumkes. It tells the story of a group of homeless misfits in Brooklyn, New York. Who stumble on to a plot to exterminate all of them via toxic alcohol called Viper that melts them alive. This gooey gorefest turns into a much larger metaphor for urban decay and the growing class divide.
The reboot will take place on a completely different continent, but keep the social commentary the melt movie subgenre is known for. “Our reimagining of Street Trash takes place in Cape Town, South Africa where the growing divide between rich and poor has changed the world as we know it,” Kruger said in a statement. “I was a huge fan of the original ‘Street Trash’ when I was a kid, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce a whole new generation to the melted gonzo goodness that made the original such a classic.”
“While our reimagining features new, exciting plot elements that give the film many bizarre twists and turns, the core of the film lies with our diverse and unique cast of characters,” he added. “As a director, I am very character centric and I can’t wait to see our strange and hilarious ensemble on screen together as they navigate the hostile streets of Cape Town. Our version of ‘Street Trash’ will be raw, hilarious, packed with vibrant characters and multi-colored explosions of gooey greatness.”
This new movie will be executive produced by Muro and Frumkes alongside Bad Dragon and Vinegar Syndrome. As well as Kruger, Chris McGurk, Brandon Hill, and Yolanda Macias for Cineverse. It is produced by Justin Martell and Matt Manjourides of Not the Funeral Home. The production in South Africa will be handled by Protagonist Studios and Stage Five Films.
“Street Trash” is set to release as a Screambox original in 2024. You can check out the trailer below: